USGS Volcano Hazards Program Volcano Update

NMI update page and observatory web site

Minor steam and gas plumes were observed satellite images throughout the past week. The USGS received no further reports of unrest or activity at Pagan volcano.

Pagan Volcano is not monitored with ground-based geophysical instrumentation and the only sources of information are satellite observations and occasional reports from observers who pass by or visit the island. We will continue to evaluate satellite imagery, on-island, and mariner reports when they become available, but because the volcano is not monitored with ground-based instruments, we cannot provide advanced warning of activity.

Access to the island may be restricted by the CNMI government. Contact the EMO for the latest information.

No eruptive activity or significant unrest has been detected at other volcanoes in Northern Mariana Islands this week.

Update in Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) format